Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Historical Circuit: There is Still Light In the Oscar-winning ‘In the Heat of the...

TITLE OF FILM: "In the Heat of the Night" FILM YEAR: 1967 DIRECTOR: Norman Jewison WRITER: Stirling Siliphant STARRING: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oats, Lee Grant SYNOPSIS: As "In the...

Historical Circuit: Martin Scorsese’s ‘Taxi Driver’ is Still Talking to Us 43 Years Later

TITLE OF FILM: "Taxi Driver" FILM YEAR: 1976 DIRECTOR: Martin Scorsese WRITER: Paul Schrader STARRING: Robert De Niro, Cybill Shepard, Jodie Foster, Peter Boyle, Harvey Keitel, Albert Brooks SYNOPSIS: In...

Historical Circuit: 30-Year-Old ‘Working Girl’ from Mike Nichols Still Resonates

TITLE OF FILM: “Working Girl” FILM YEAR: 1988 DIRECTOR: Mike Nichols WRITER: Kevin Wade STARRING: Melanie Griffith, Sigourney Weaver, Harrison Ford, Joan Cusack, Alec Baldwin, Phillip Bosco SYNOPSIS: ‘Working Girl’ opens...

Historical Circuit: ‘Some Like it Hot’ & Some Like the Past

At its best, film is a cohesive display of the passions of many. It is an art form where the poetry of words, the...

TCM And The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) Present: The Black Experience On...

Month-long Programming Event Will Feature 13 Acclaimed Film Journalists and 32 Seminal Films Airs Every Tuesday and Thursday in September https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWi936cwxJo&feature=youtu.be Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and the African American...

Historical Circuit: ‘City Slickers’ Finds Comedy Gold

ACCA 1991: Over 25 years old, it's interesting to look at how the studio comedy has changed. Now we have raunchy comedies and action...

Historical Circuit: Ridley Scott’s ‘Thelma and Louise’ is Still Going After All These Years

There's a moment near the end of "Thelma and Louise" where the infamous duo must make a choice. One says to the other, "Let's...

Historical Circuit: The Enduring Legacy of John Singleton’s Poignant ‘Boyz n the Hood’

ACCA 1991: During the recently concluded awards season, the Hollywood Reporter published an interesting article in honor of the success of "Get Out". In...

Historical Circuit: ‘Bugsy’ Still Holds Its Own 27 Years Later

The Academy Awards honoring movies from the 1991 film-year were the fourth I had sat through as a young movie-lover (save me your old...

Historical Review: ‘Donnie Darko’ Remains a Thought-Provoking and Satirical Masterpiece the Third Time Around

Richard Kelly’s first film, "Donnie Darko" (2001), is among cinema's more impressive debuts. Though the then 26-year-old writer and director’s film was a box...

Historical Review: Bel Powley Carries ‘The Diary of a Teenage Girl’ on Her Shoulders

The autobiographical graphic novel, “The Diary of a Teenage Girl,” written by Phoebe Gloeckner, was adapted by Marielle Heller, who wrote the screenplay and directed...

TCM Announces Month-Long Slapstick Comedy Programming Special

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will pay tribute to pratfalls and double-takes with Ouch! A Salute To Slapstick, a month-long programming special featuring more than...
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Historical Circuit: Top 35 Dance Sequences in Film, Vol. 2

If you read and enjoyed my previous foray into the world of dance in cinema, you'll notice how easy it was determining what constituted a...

Historical Circuit: Pretty Baby (1978) (★★★½)

By 1978 second-wave feminism saw many landmark decisions and events including the first National Women's Conference in a century, court cases involving marital rape,...

Historical Circuit: Smooth Talk (★★★)

In a year where female directed films have been in the spotlight, particularly through the lens of reviewer Marya Gates and her Year With...

Oscar Rematch: ‘Chinatown’ vs. ‘Day for Night’

In this week’s Oscar rematch we’re talking about one of the best film noir’s of all-time going once again with one of the best...

Historical Circuit Halloween: The Hunger (★★)

The vampire as a symbol in horror films has evolved throughout the years, with each decade's take on the fanged menace moving from representing...

Historical Circuit: The World of Henry Orient (★★½)

It's not often a film focusing on teenagers doesn't devolve into two young girls bickering about finding romance. Romance blooms in George Roy Hill's...

Historical Circuit: The Night of the Generals (★★)

Twilight Time could never have predicted the recent passing of Omar Sharif, star of their latest Blu-ray release, The Night of the Generals. Directed...

Historical Circuit: Double Indemnity (★★★★)

The epitome of film noir, Billy Wilder's Double Indemnity is still one of the sexiest movies ever made. TCM recently showed the movie in...

Historical Circuit: The Times of Harvey Milk (★★★)

Winner of the Best Documentary Feature at the 1985 Academy Awards, Rob Epstein's The Times of Harvey Milk was recently made available through Fandor...

Historical Circuit: Batman Begins (2005)

Was Christopher Nolan’s first entry in the Dark Knight trilogy the beginning of the modern day superhero movie?

Historical Circuit: Absolute Beginners (★★½)

By the 1980s British cinema was dying. Long the country known for prestige pictures like Gandhi and Chariots of Fire (put out by the...

Historical Circuit: Back to the Future (1985)

We don't need to hop in the DeLorean to revisit "Back to the Future," which turns 30 years old this week

Historical Circuit: [SAFE] (1995) (★★★★)

Exactly twenty years ago today, American audiences saw for the first time a nighttime drive down the San Fernando Valley through the windshield of...

Historical Circuit: Twilight Zone – The Movie (1983) (★★★)

I'm a critic who grew up with anthology shows, whether it was Tales From the Crypt (aka that show I was never supposed to...

Historical Circuit: Jaws (1975)

40 years ago "Jaws" was the first step in what would become the yearly ritual of summer blockbusters

Historical Circuit: Toy Story (1995)

As we’re getting ready for the ACCA revote on 1995, let’s take a closer look at one of the most influential films from that...

Historical Circuit: Pocahontas (★★½)

In honor of ACCA 1995, I've decided to pick a few titles that were special to my seven-year-old self that year. Don't assume it'll...

Circuit Rewind: Dancer in the Dark (2000)

The 2015 edition of the Cannes Film Fest is underway, so let's take a look back at one of its past winners in its 15th anniversary

Historical Circuit: The Fantasticks (★★★½)

Reviewing director Michael Ritchie's adaptation of The Fantasticks - the longest running show in Broadway history - would have been better suited to last...

Historical Circuit: Mommie Dearest (★★★) – MOTHERS DAY EDITION

This Mother's Day we should all hug our moms...for fear they decide to beat us with a wire hanger! Mommie Dearest, the movie that's...

Circuit Rewind: Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)

It's been ten years since our last 'Star Wars' outing, so in celebration of May the fourth, lets revisit "Episode III - Revenge of the Sith"

Historical Circuit: Far From the Madding Crowd (1967) (★★)

In honor of its remake opening this week, let's go back to 1967 when Thomas Hardy's novel first received the big-budget Hollywood treatment. Far...

Historical Circuit: U Turn (★★★★)

By 1997, Oliver Stone became the director known for railing about political conspiracies or governmental injustices in dramatic polemics like Born on the Fourth...

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Colin Farrell Will Star in BBC Series ‘The North Water’

Colin Farrell is about to get really cold. According to Deadline, the Irish actor will star in "The North Water," a BBC series set in...

2019 Oscars Look: Best Animated Short

Welcome to our annual Oscar Look series, formally known as “Oscar Circuit” – our deep dive look into each and every category that will...

TV Review: ‘Lorena’ Reframes Narrative Of Iconic Sexual Assault Case

The trial of Lorena Bobbitt still holds a special place in pop culture. Lorena was an abused wife who retaliated against her husband by...

What’s on TV? – Thursday (2/14/19) – James Stewart, Dinosaurs, and...

There are plenty of shows with new episodes tonight. You can check out the full list of shows at the bottom of the post....

Box Office Estimates: ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Headlines Weak Field

# Movie Studio Weekend Gross Lifetime Gross 1 Alita: Battle Angel Fox $27,800,000 $36,516,232 2 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part WB $21,215,000 $62,690,359 3 Isn't It Romantic WB $14,210,000 $20,455,347 4 What Men Want Paramount $10,920,000 $36,150,328 5 Happy Death Day 2U Universal $9,816,000 $13,527,500 6 Cold Pursuit Lionsgate $6,000,000 $21,122,332 7 The Upside STX $5,590,000 $94,197,031 8 Glass Universal $3,859,000 $104,489,915 9 The Prodigy Orion $3,150,065 $11,015,539 10 Green Book Universal $2,751,000 $65,756,401 Last year, President's...